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Workforce Partnership Supports

Students + Partners + Educators

What began as a local economic development discussion has strategically evolved into the Workforce Partnership of Shelby CountyPrivate industry founded and funded, local business leaders lead the efforts to strengthen the emerging workforce and sustain Shelby County as a leading employer in the region! 

Workforce Readiness Skills

& Experiential Learning

Workforce Partnership brings industry and education together to prepare the emerging workforce.  We promote workforce skills training in the classrooms and coordinate career exploration activities that are focused on local, in-demand jobs.  Interactive learning is an important piece of our programming and through experiential learning students begin to realize what career they might be best suited for.   The 3E program asks students:  What’s Your E?  By addressing the topic of career pathways earlier in education, students can learn about local careers and education pathways.  Our goal is to attract local talent, fill local jobs, and create a thriving workforce.

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CAREER COACH PROGRAM

Workforce Partnership and the Shelby County United Way have partnered together to offer the Career Coach program, which is available to high school juniors and seniors whose post-graduation plans are to directly enter the workforce.  This program provides students individualized support that focuses on workforce readiness while identifying local jobs that align with their personal goals and skills & aptitudes.  The program aims to retain local talent and establish them in a direction that can lead to lifelong success.

Student Participants

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TESTIMONIAL

“You have a level of independence and freedom that comes with a job. It is worth celebrating. You should feel good about it.  I tell you what, more and more Americans recognize when somebody signs a piece of paper that says they that are going to go to work as their plumber or welder or robotics technician or the nurse that might save their lives when they are in the hospital, caring for them or someone they love – celebrating that is just as important as anything.”

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Lt. Governor Jon Husted

(Workforce Signing Event 2023)

Parent Testimonial :: Wyatt Biddle

Parent Testimonial :: Wyatt Biddle

"Workforce Partnership for us was a huge success. For Wyatt, it gave him the opportunity to be excited about school and do it in a way that was more fitting to what his plans were for the future." Wyatt came home from school and he was telling us about this...

The 3E Program with Workforce Partnership

The 3E Program with Workforce Partnership

In today's rapidly changing job market students are faced with a crucial decision before graduation - what's their next step? The traditional path of higher education isn't the only route to success anymore. In today’s job market offers tremendous opportunities,...

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